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Posts tagged predators

June 23, 2015

 

scorpion in sand

Losing Your Tail and Saving Your Genes 

When their butts are on the line, scorpions sacrifice the holiest of holies in order to survive.

October 14, 2014

 

a closeup of beaver

A Cottonwood, a Beaver and a Beetle

Where most insects fear to tread, a brave beetle feasts on beaver-ravaged cottonwood trees.

September 25, 2014

 

termite colony  more photos from the Yasuni Research Station

Termite Turf

Termite colonies are fascinating microcosms of social order (that will eat you out of house and home).

June 2, 2014

 

Black kitten sitting on a blue and white towel

Killer Kitties

Our outdoor cats can do a lot of ecological damage when we're not watching.

September 27, 2013

 

prairie dog

What Animals Are Most Like People

Dear A Moment of Science, Besides chimps, which animals do you think are the most like people?

August 28, 2013

 

Pirate Perch fish

All About Pirate Perch

Pirate fish are not only ravenous predators, they appear to be masters of deception.

July 23, 2013

 

Cricket close up on a red leaf

Crickets, Mating, And Singing

In the cricket world, the quality of one's voice isn't as important as you might think...

May 9, 2013

 

red rose in bloom

A Rose By Any Other Name

As the saying goes, every rose has its thorn. But, what we call thorns are actually not thorns at all.

January 15, 2013

 

zebra

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?

For many animals, camouflage is an important part of survival. But a zebra's bold stripes can't help to disguise it in its natural habitat, the open plains.

April 30, 2012

 

spittlebug

The World’s Biggest Spittoon

In the spring, the eastern half of North America turns into one big spittoon for spittlebugs.

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